I read a posting not long ago that's been weighing on my mind for quite some time. It said that women in relationships are often single mothers too. Makes sense? No? Allow me to speak my peace.
My life as a mom is a priority. There's absolutely nothing that I would say or do to rid myself of the duties I have to my children, but sometimes I have found myself overwhelmed at the tasks of it all. My kids, as bright as they are still look to me for answers to their questions and I can admit sometimes I want to scream "I JUST DON'T KNOW". They bypass their dad to ask for "my" permission. To their defense he usually sends them to me anyway so they bypass the supervisor and come straight to the manager. I'm kidding,....not really. So where does the single mom come in? When it's dinner to be made, I'm usually on duty. When it's school clothes to be washed and ironed, I'm usually on duty. When it's school work to be completed, I'm usually on duty. When the house needs cleaning, I'm usually on duty. When the dog needs feeding, I'm usually on duty. When the husband needs..."something", I'm usually on duty. And when I'm "off" duty for the night I'm usually thinking about what duties I have to do on the next day. I'm a full time employee, a full time mom, a full time wife, and a part time friend (I apologize in advance for my absence). I'm not complaining, it's the life I signed up for and it's not meant to say that their father does nothing for them at all...HOWEVER, sometimes I just want to NOT do anything because I feel like a married single mom that needs the day off. Now that I've gotten that off my chest... I've got to go get dinner ready.